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Herbaceous peony: Paeonia Sarah Bernhardt

Herbaceous peony: Paeo

'Sarah Bernhardt' peony bears globe-shaped, double blossoms that fade from pale pink to soft blush on the outer petals and are occasionally flecked with carmine. When properly planted, herbaceous peonies, whose foliage dies back each fall, remain productive for decades. They are among the few perennials that don’t require division—in fact, they resent disturbance. Peonies bloom from late spring to early summer for about 2 weeks; these bloom times are designated as early, mid, and late season. Free-flowering 'Sarah Bernhardt' is a late-season bloomer.

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